Early career training of quantity surveying professionals

Lee, Cynthia Chin Tian and Hogg, Keith (2009) Early career training of quantity surveying professionals. In: COBRA 2009, 10-11 September 2009, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

This research project addresses the issue of learning and development for new graduates in their early career. It is recognized that early career experience can play a significant part in lifelong professional capability and the support and knowledge gained during the early years of post graduate employment can influence future career direction and success. As a consequence, there is a need for stakeholders, including employers and professional bodies, to contribute to the transition from university to workplace so that the construction industry can benefit from the improved application of a more relevant set of graduate skills. Whilst there are prescribed models of graduate development relative to the surveying professions, for example, those relating to the Assessment of Professional Competence, there has been little evaluation in terms of their relative contribution to career success. Based on a research project which is focusing upon the early career development of quantity surveying professionals, this investigation employed the use of a questionnaire survey to explore the extent to which new graduates perceive themselves to be competent in various major quantity surveying tasks and correspondingly, the range of graduate training provided by the employer. The main conculsions drawn from the study are that: new graduates exhibit a high level of self-doubt in professional competence; task competence is influenced by frequency of application, and; employer type has an impact on levels of employer support.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 12:39
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 06:21
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2341

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